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One of the most difficult adjustments I had to make after my divorce was learning how to maintain and repair my own vehicle. That was one thing that my husband had always taken care of for me. Since the divorce, I have learned quite a bit about maintaining a car myself. I have picked up a few tidbits of information that has helped me avoid being overcharged for simple things that I can quickly do myself - like jump-starting my dead battery and changing a flat tire. If you need to learn how to independently maintain your vehicle for the first time, take a moment and visit my site.

Everything You Need To Know About Your Car's ERG Valve

What exactly is your car's ERG valve? This is one part of the car that many people take for granted and don't really consider when there is a problem. It does play an important role, and here's all you need to know about it. 

Helps Your Car Run Efficiently

Your ERG valve will help you make the most out of the gas you put in your car. It makes it run as efficiently as possible, through recirculating some of the exhaust through the combustion process. You get a complete burn of the fuel, so not only do you use less gas but you also produce fewer dangerous emissions into the air. In fact, the car is stopped from forming some of the most harmful gases.

Prevent Exhaust Valves Overheating

The ERG valves also stop the exhaust valves from overheating. This is common, especially with older cars, and leads to a quicker wear and tear of other components of the vehicle. The whole exhaust is protected, so the internal combustion process is protected and lasts longer.

Reduces Fuel Consumption

As mentioned, the ERG valve helps to make the car run more efficiently and makes sure all the fuel in the car is burned. This leads to a reduced fuel consumption, and that is more affordable for you. There is no need to constantly top up, and you can get many more miles out of a full tank. It is worth checking to see just how much fuel you consistently get from your tank. If it starts to reduce considerably, with seemingly no reason, it could be that your ERG valve is not working properly.

Problems You May Face

There are a few ways that the ERG valve can break. It could get stuck open or closed, or it may just need cleaning. When stuck open, there will be a vacuum leak. When stuck closed, there will be a nitrogen oxide build-up within the car.

If there is a dirt build-up, it will stop working efficiently. You can tell if it just needs cleaning through the sound the valve makes (you will hear movement).

Caring for your car will make the most of the fuel and the longevity of it. The ERG valve is an important component, and if it is broken you will need to have it fixed by a mechanic. Contact a business, such as R N S Service, for more information.